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Lateral view of a Female Hexagenia limbata (Ephemeridae) (Hex) Mayfly Dun from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Hex Mayflies
Hexagenia limbata

The famous nocturnal Hex hatch of the Midwest (and a few other lucky locations) stirs to the surface mythically large brown trout that only touch streamers for the rest of the year.

Dorsal view of a Amphizoa (Amphizoidae) Beetle Larva from Sears Creek in Washington
This is the first of it's family I've seen, collected from a tiny, fishless stream in the Cascades. The three species of this genus all live in the Northwest and are predators that primarily eat stonefly nymphs Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019).
27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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West Chester,PA

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AFISHN on Jul 15, 2015July 15th, 2015, 12:46 pm EDT
Hi:I'm retired and ff about 3-5 times a week mostly smaller mountain streams through out the state of PA.In the past 2 years i have tried to learn the Lehigh river(which is a a big steam).In the process,I've found some small streams in the Poconos and NE PA. I've been ff for about 50 years.My home water was the Delaware river about 20 miles below Hancock,NY

I hope I can contribute in some small way to this forum.

I like meeting and fishing with new fisherman,so don't hesitate to contact me if you want to go fishing
I live in West Chester,PA but fish all over the state
"..when i'm not AFISHN,I'm a huntin'... "
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Jul 15, 2015July 15th, 2015, 5:09 pm EDT
Welcome, Tom!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Feathers5 on Jul 16, 2015July 16th, 2015, 6:46 am EDT
Hi Tom.
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MiltRPowell on Jul 22, 2015July 22nd, 2015, 9:11 am EDT
Hello Tom, welcome, sounds like you have the plan. Retired, fishing alot, & mt. stearms don't think it gets any better then that. Living the dream.
L.O.L. Milt.
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Toronto, Canada

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IvansFishin on Jan 26, 2017January 26th, 2017, 12:54 pm EST
Welcome mate.
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Jan 27, 2017January 27th, 2017, 5:21 am EST
Tom wrote;

My home water was the Delaware river about 20 miles below Hancock,NY

Well Tom the Delaware is still one of the better wild rainbow rivers east of the Mississippi. I float it often from Balls Eddy on the West Branch to Buckingham, an access near Lordville.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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3 corners

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Powderfinge on Feb 1, 2017February 1st, 2017, 7:11 am EST
welcome tom! we're in the same boat. hunt/fish/repeat....lol
I can't imagine that coworkers asked me what I was going to do when I retired!

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